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ImmersiveTheater × International Sign Language/Fictitious Sign Language Production Project

  • Organization : IGENGOLab.
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Immersive Theater project conducted in International Sign Language
Immersive theater in which participants aided the android before them as they communicated directly in sign language. Deaf people and those involved with sign language from 22 countries around the world took part in Korea, while hearing people with no knowledge of sign language participated in Tokyo.
It was a new experiment in allowing both sides to experience a story for themselves as they communicated with each other.
The event was planned, produced, and performed chiefly by deaf people whose primary language is sign language. In a talk afterwards, those involved shared their thoughts on methods for producing immersive theater using sign language, the unique difficulties and possibilities inherent in International Sign Language, their impressions of performing, the accompanying challenges, etc. The talk was archive streamed for one week.

Content produced and provided by:IGENGOLab.
Planning and production by:Fumi Kikunaga, Eri Makihara, Eri Nasu, Yasuto Okumura, Shogo Nishiwaki
Performer:Shogo Nishiwaki


IGENGOLab.General Incorporated Association
IGENGOLab. is a testing ground for exploring the trial and error involved in communication generated between people who use different languages and the appeal of individual languages, in order to propose new forms of communication. The team’s primary language is sign language. As well as offering forms of immersive entertainment nationwide, such as its interlingual escape game incorporating sign language into the popular mystery solving game format, immersive theater projects, etc., IGENGO Lab. creates and runs workshops using visual language, and produces merchandise.


Fumi Kikunaga
Representative Director


World congress of the World Federation of the Deaf,Jeju,South Korea
5005, Taito City, Tokyo
Virtual Space Zoom